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FALL 2022





Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure to send you my Fall 2022 list of books, albeit in difficult times, since the overall situation has significantly changed for the worse on account of the war in Ukraine, in addition to the crisis caused by a pandemic neither overcome nor defeated.

To take a step back from the general tension, let me start with our book on Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The survey of his great œuvre is one of the most beautiful and impressive documents of Russian art in the second half of the 20th century.

Our Fall program features a wealth of new publications worth seeing and reading. Wolfgang Kemp and Catharina Berents submit a historical study on photography at the court of Napoleon III in Paris, focussing on the Contessa di Castiglione and the French photographer Olympe Aguado. Amanda Holmes and Hubertus Gassner explore the buildings and art collection of British aristocrat Edward James, a patron of Salvador Dalí and Magritte. His marks as a writer – he financed the Surrealist magazine Minotaure –, his breathtaking art collection, and his stunning homes are the subject of our book. Our series of 20th-century masters continued with Picasso’s self-portraits and Wols‘ water colors.

Book groups on Marilyn Monroe who died 60 years ago on August 4, on August Sander, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Joseph Beuys complete our program. On July 15, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, is opening a Bernd and Hilla Becher exhibition that will subsequently travel to San Francisco. We are celebrating this event with the presentation of our matchless Becher edition and a publication on the Becher-Haus in Mudersbach, with photographs by Laurenz Berges and an essay by Hanns-Josef Ortheil.

Last but not least, we offer a new edition of our Café Lehmitz book by Anders Petersen. Tom Waits has written a splendid foreword that will also introduce the American edition of this pinnacle of European documentary photography.

Thank you for your attention. I wish you great pleasure and success with our new books.

Lothar Schirmer, May 2022


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